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Digest for May 6, 2010

Digest Contents:

The Center for Intercultural Organizing’s Annual Celebration
Learn the history of Portland music w/ Calvin Johnson, Vanessa Renwick + Cool Nutz, May 13th
Education Program this week at the AHC
Architectural Heritage Center-Art opening and free admission to the galleries
Drivers
Xploregon Road Trip Co-Leader Position
Last Call for Applicants
RACC Press Release: National Endowment for the Arts grant supports sculpture restoration
Summer Camp: Abernethy's Garden of Wonders!
Clean-up/Construction Project at Virginia Garcia
Friends of Trees: Green Space Tree Care
Summer Tree Inspector Training - this Saturday
OUTSIDE IN VOLUNTEER POSITION

Events

The Center for Intercultural Organizing’s Annual Celebration

You're invited to The Center for Intercultural Organizing’s Annual Celebration "Raising Our Voices for Social Change!"

http://www.interculturalorganizing.org/2010party.html

Thursday June 24, 2010 6pm silent auction; Dinner at 7pm

Oaks Park Historic Dance Pavillion 7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland 97202

Reserve your seat & ticket online ($25 - $50 sliding scale): http://www.interculturalorganizing.org/involvement/party.html

Sponsor a table online: http://www.interculturalorganizing.org/involvement/sponsorship.html

Featuring theater performance by community members, a fashion show, raffle drawing and exciting new information!

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Learn the history of Portland music w/ Calvin Johnson, Vanessa Renwick + Cool Nutz, May 13th

The Dill Pickle Club (http://dillpickleclub.com/) and PDX Pop Now! team up to present NORTHWEST PASSAGE, a dinner lecture examining the history of independent music in the NW.

THURSDAY, MAY 13th | 7PM (Presentations @ 7:30PM) The Waypost | 3120 N Williams Ave

“WHAT WAS ME” CALVIN JOHNSON (K, Beat Happening, Dub Narcotic Sound System, the Hive Dwellers, etc.) Playing songs and talking on ‘80s / ‘90s / ‘00s / ‘10s punk / independent music scene

VANESSA RENWICK (Oregon Dept of Kick Ass) Presents new audio project (w/ Erin Yanke) about demolished House of Sound building in N Portland

“Bigger Than Hip-Hop” COOL NUTZ Tells us the origins of PDX beats

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Education Program this week at the AHC

Guilds Lake Courts: an Impermanent Housing Project

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Architectural Heritage Center-Art opening and free admission to the galleries

Join us this Friday, May 7th 6-8pm.   

We will be hosting the opening reception for our May Artist of the Month, Connie Willmon, Architect and Photographer.  A light food and beverage reception will be held in the classroom gallery adjacent to the Artifact + Archives Exhibit.  Free and Open to the public.   This is also a rare occasion that admission to our historic preservation exhibits is free to non-members. 

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Jobs & Internships

Drivers

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Ride Connection
position summary:

Non-profit organization seeks part-time drivers to provide safe, reliable and courteous transportation services to older adults and people with disabilities. Positions are available in East Multnomah and rural Western Washington County. We are looking for trustworthy, dependable drivers with a sense of humor and passion for helping people in our community lead more independent lives.

If this sounds like you, please visit www.rideconnection.org for application and job description. For additional information, contact us at [email protected] This position is an hourly non-exempt position. Compensation DOE, compensation is greater if preferred qualifications are met. This position is open until filled.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE

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Information

organization:Xploregon
position summary:

To work in conjunction with Xploregon Program Coordinator and other counselors to safely facilitate a series of 4 road trip programs for teenagers 14-17 years of age. Based out of Portland’s Camp Fire USA office and its campsite Camp Namanu, Xploregon is a 12 day youth leadership road trip that travels across Oregon following an itinerary of youth led volunteer projects, outdoor activities and leadership opportunities. Four trips will be running through July and August this year, and each trip will have 14 teens and 4 staff and will travel to 8 communities or roughly 900 miles.

Salary / Pay Rate:A $1,132 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or a $125/month summer stipend

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Last Call for Applicants

Career Connections Professional Training and Internship Program

*Even in this economy, our training graduates are getting good jobs.

*This program is FREE and space is limited. Apply now!

Late Spring Training: May 24-June 25 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-3PM

Recruitment is starting now! PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: • 17-24 years old & a resident of the City of Portland • Have a high school diploma or GED • Able to pass drug screening when applying for internships/jobs with partner companies • Meet our income qualifications (we serve low-income students; we’ll help you figure out if you qualify)

**This program is funded by the Portland Development Commission (PDC) and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA-Youth).**

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Nonprofit News

RACC Press Release: National Endowment for the Arts grant supports sculpture restoration

National Endowment for the Arts grant supports sculpture restoration

 

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the restoration of the sculpture Leland #1 by renowned Northwest artist Lee Kelly in collaboration with his late wife Bonnie Bronson. This is one of 19 awards in Oregon announced by NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman last month. 

 

“We are grateful for the NEA’s support to help repair Leland #1 to reflect the artist’s original intent,” said RACC Executive Director Eloise Damrosch. “This is a very important sculpture in the City’s public art collection.”

 

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Q & A

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Trainings

Summer Camp: Abernethy's Garden of Wonders!

15th 9am-1pm. Cost: $120. Campers will get their hands dirty and plant, harvest and care for the gardens at Abernethy Elementary.  Participants will learn about local food, urban farming, and edible natives.  Ages 5-12 welcome.  Greening-the-Neighborhood: Building and Gardening Camp!

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Volunteering

Clean-up/Construction Project at Virginia Garcia

Want to support a local nonprofit that helps give healthcare access to underserved populations in the region? Come join the Virginia Garcia Volunteer Team! We are currently recruiting 10 volunteers to help prepare an empty garage to be used for storage. Check out our website for more information on our organization www.virginiagarcia.org!

Clean-up/Construction Project at Virginia Garcia- We are seeking 10 individuals to volunteer with Virginia Garcia’s Outreach Department to help us clean out a garage for storage. Details are as follows:

Date: Friday, May 21st

Time: 9am to 5pm - hours flexible with volunteer’s schedule

Activities include: Cleaning and minimal hammering, construction, etc.

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Friends of Trees: Green Space Tree Care

To help newly-planted trees and shrubs get a jump on the invasives competition this spring, Friends of Trees is organizing a series of Tree Care events in May at some of our Green Space Initiative native restoration planting sites. It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the spring weather, as well as help ensure the success of these planting sites.

No experience is necessary! We’ll not only teach you how to remove invasive plant species by hand, but we’ll also teach native plant identification skills and various care techniques.

If you’d like to participate, simply arrive at the site by 9 a.m. and we’ll provide refreshments, gloves and tools. We hope to see you out there!

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Summer Tree Inspector Training - this Saturday

Help care for trees this summer without digging or getting dirty! Friends of Trees is kicking off its popular Summer Inspector program this month and we invite you to join us. Summer Inspectors are given a neighborhood-based route of approximately 30 trees to visit twice over the course of the summer. These are trees that were planted over the course of our last planting season which ran from last November through this April.

The best part is that there is no schedule – you figure out what works best for you! (We estimate that each time through the route takes about 3-4 hours.)

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OUTSIDE IN VOLUNTEER POSITION

Do you have time and skills to help homeless youth with their employment and education goals?

Outside In is looking for volunteers with tutoring experience to provide our students with GED and basic skills instruction. Volunteers are also needed to offer employment supports (resumes, cover letters, and other short documents), basic computer skills, identifying job skills, researching local opportunities, practicing interviewing skills, and other job-related activities.

Please visit www.outsidein.org/volunteer.htm for more information.

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